Xbox Cloud Gaming is now available for subscribers using Windows 10 PCs and Apple gadgets. There are, however, some limitations.
Microsoft’s Cloud Gaming service, often known as xCloud among techies, has gone online with increased power and support today. If you have an Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscription, you may now play all of your titles on a Windows PC, as well as an iPad, iPhone, or Mac. Through a nutshell, Xbox Could Gaming is now available in a web browser, expanding the service’s reach.
Edge and Google Chrome are both officially supported by the Xbox Cloud Gaming service. As a result, regardless of whether you’re using a Windows 10 PC or a Mac, you can access your Xbox games by going to xbox.com/play. The service is available on iOS devices as a web-based app that can be accessed through the Safari browser.
On Apple devices, Xbox Cloud Gaming is available.
If a PC user has an Xbox Wireless Controller, they can continue to play while on the go. Microsoft, on the other hand, is allowing customers to play with their wired controllers from any build on their PC. Users on iOS can utilize either wireless controllers or touch controls, depending on whether the game supports them.
(Photo courtesy of the Xbox Series X.)
Microsoft also claims that its data centers have been upgraded to Xbox Series X standards, allowing players to enjoy even higher graphics than before. Players can currently stream their game in 1080p at 60 frames per second. Given that the Series X can do it effortlessly, it’ll be interesting to see if Microsoft can make it feasible to stream games at 4K resolution.
All of these, however, come with one major caveat: supported countries. Cloud Gaming is now only available in 22 countries around the world. Countries like India aren’t on the list, so even if you have a Game Pass membership, you won’t be able to use it. This exacerbates the problem of Xbox console availability in the subcontinent. In India, the Xbox Series X and Series S consoles are tough to come by.
More nations will be supported for Xbox Cloud Gaming in the coming months, according to Microsoft. The Xbox ecosystem has sparked a lot of curiosity thanks to the Game Pass subscription. According to leaks, Microsoft intends to offer dongles that will enable Cloud Gaming on Smart TVs and other devices in the future.